Junior Chamber program begins its second year – Published in the August 1-7 edition of the Johnston County Sentinel

This the time to have your student apply for the Johnston County Junior Chamber Program. The Chamber is excited to launch the second year of the program which involves Johnston County youth in community events, volunteer opportunities, networking, teambuilding, and leadership development.

Junior Chamber is for Johnston County high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. There is room for plenty of students in the program and the application deadline has been extended to August 23, 2019! Students will meet every other month beginning in September to discuss upcoming events, things happening in their communities and projects they would like to develop in each town, plus we will have a dynamic leader from the area at each meeting as a guest speaker. Meetings will be kept to one hour.

Program requirements include a minimum number of community service hours, attending meetings, assisting with at least one event per quarter, and maintaining a high academic and behavioral standard. Sponsors like OG&E, Vyve Broadband, Ole Red, FHCSO, and Murray State College have made it possible for graduating seniors to receive a scholarship. Last year, Maddy Riley, a senior from Mill Creek High School, received a scholarship check for $250. As the program grows, so may this award amount.

This program is designed to be fun and educational, giving students the opportunity to network with peers from across the county and serve their overall community. Remember, involvement looks great on resumes and college applications! We believe this program will help to extend the reach of the Chamber to the youth who will one day be leading our business community.

To apply, students will need to fill out a short form and get a letter of recommendation from an administrator or teacher. You can find this information online at www.johnstoncountyokchamber.com/junior-chamber or can pick up applications at the Chamber office located in the Chickasaw Information Center on Main Street in Tishomingo. Please reach out with questions – 580-371-2175.

Speaking of fall – the 33rd Annual Alfalfa Bill Century Bicycle Ride is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. Work has already begun, and we have bicyclists registered! If you would like to be involved, please reach out. Sponsorships are $40 if you would like this year’s unique long-sleeve t-shirt and $35 if not. All sponsors will be listed on the back of the shirts. Volunteers are needed at rest stops and to drive behind the riders to help with safety and carry supplies. We look forward to another great ride through beautiful Johnston County!

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John C. Maxwell

– Jordyn Frazier, Executive Director